Tuesday, May 31, 2011

My Wonderful Husband

Tomorrow, June 1, is Derrick's birthday. He has been out of town for the past few days and we have missed him like crazy! He went to Texas for Volleyball Nationals and is headed back to us this evening.

I just want to say how much I need Derrick in my life. He makes each day happier and easier for me and our three children. I can't imagine doing the single parent thing long term. I was reading about single parenting on another blog the other day and they were mentioning how 2 parent homes have the ability to tag team. When one parent gets worn out and is no longer their usual patient and loving self (haha) the other parent can step in and take over. They give each other mini-breaks to lighten the load. This doesn't happen when you are single parenting. You are always on, always in charge, always responsible. Even when you go to sleep at night. I have so much respect for single parents. I don't know how you do it. I think you are incredible. My version of a superhero!

Thank goodness Derrick is coming back to us because I certainly need a partner to do life with and I can't imagine doing life with anyone else. I love you Derrick! Happy Birthday one day early!


Elizabeth said...

What you wrote is just beautiful. We are very lucky to have such awesome husbands. I am thankful everyday. Please wish Derrick a very happy birthday. Hope the volleyball matches went well. :) Love

Joan said...

Well said and from the heart, Amy! I really am grateful that I too have such an involved forever partner that loves all of us and continues to help out.

Happy Birthday, Derrick. We'll talk later and find out the news....

Love, mom